November 22

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845 – 845 : The first King of all Brittany, Nominoe defeats the Frankish king Charles the Bald at the Battle of Ballon near Redon. 1492 – Pinta under Martín Alonso Pinzón separates from Columbus’s fleet 1794 – Strasbourg Alsace-Lorraine, prohibits circumcision and wearing of beards 1809 – Peregrine Williamson of Baltimore patents a steel […]

November 21

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1272 – Following Henry III of England’s death on November 16, his son Prince Edward becomes King of England. 1620 – Pilgrims reach America: Provincetown Harbor 1620 – Mayflower Compact signed by Pilgrims in Cape Cod, (A modern version of the Mayflower Compact.The ‘dread sovereign’ referred to in the document uses the archaic definition
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November 20

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1194 – Palermo is conquered by Emperor Henry VI. 1272 – Edward I proclaimed King of England 1407 – A truce between John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy and Louis of Valois, Duke of Orléans is agreed under the auspices of John, Duke of Berry. Orléans would be assassinated three days later by Burgundy. 1789 […]

November 15

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565 – Justin II succeeds his uncle, Justinian I, as emperor of the Byzantine Empire. 1777 – American Revolutionary War: After 16 months of debate the Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation. 1791 – The first U.S. Catholic college, Georgetown University, opens its doors. 1864 – American Civil War: Union General William Tecumseh
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November 14

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1770 – James Bruce discovers what he believes to be the source of the Nile. 1851 – Moby-Dick, a novel by Herman Melville is published in the USA. Born at #6 Pearl Street in Lower Manhattan, the third child of a merchant in French dry goods, his father Allan Melville moved his wife and three […]

November 13

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1002 – English king Ethelred II launches massacre of Danish settlers 1775 – American Revolutionary forces capture Montreal 1789 – Ben Franklin writes “Nothing . . . certain but death & taxes” 1839 – First US anti-slavery party, Liberty Party, convenes in New York 1841 – James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal
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November 10

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1202 – Fourth Crusade: Despite letters from Pope Innocent III forbidding it and threatening excommunication, Catholic crusaders begin a siege of Zara (now Zadar, Croatia). 1580 – After a three-day siege, the English Army beheads over 600 people, including papal soldiers and civilians, at Dún an Óir, Ireland. 1766 – The last colonial governor of […]

November 8

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1519 – Hernán Cortés enters Tenochtitlán and Aztec ruler Moctezuma welcomes him with a great celebration. 1861 – American Civil War: The “Trent Affair”: The USS San Jacinto stops the British mail ship Trent and arrests two Confederate envoys, sparking a diplomatic crisis between the UK and US. 1917 – The first Council of People’s […]

November 7

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1492 – The Ensisheim meteorite, the oldest meteorite with a known date of impact, strikes the Earth around noon in a wheat field outside the village of Ensisheim, Alsace, France. The remains of the meteorite were later put on display in the main hall of Ensisheim’s 16th-century Regency Palace. 1665 – The London Gazette, the […]

November 6

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1528 – Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes the first known European to set foot in Texas 1572 – Supernova is observed in constellation known as Cassiopeia 1860 – Abraham Lincoln (Rep-R-Ill) elected 16th American President 1861 – Jefferson Davis elected to 6 year term as Confederate president 1865 – American
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